First International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 90)

Kobe, Japan
November 18-22, 1990

Automatic Alignment of Phonemic Labels With Continuous Speech

Torbjorn Svendsen, Knut Kvale

Div. of Telecommunications, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Annotation of speech waveforms with phonemic labels and markers defining the position of the labels within the wave-form is desirable for many purposes. In this paper we propose a method for automatic label alignment which can ease the task. The algorithm contists of two stages. The first stage segment the speech waveform into segments which contain acoustically similar speech frames. The second stage use the acoustic segment boundaries as anchor points in a phoneme based HMM type segmentation.

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Bibliographic reference.  Svendsen, Torbjorn / Kvale, Knut (1990): "Automatic alignment of phonemic labels with continuous speech", In ICSLP-1990, 997-1000.